Top tech giants have come together to help fight the fake news and misinformation related to COVID-19 on their platforms
In a joint statement, the companies said they are working closely together on COVID-19 response efforts
San Francisco: Top tech giants Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter and YouTube have come together to help fight the fake news and misinformation related to COVID-19 on their platforms.
In a joint statement, the companies said they are working closely together on COVID-19 response efforts.
"We're helping millions of people stay connected while also jointly combating fraud and misinformation about the virus, elevating authoritative content on our platforms, and sharing critical updates in coordination with government healthcare agencies around the world," they emphasized.
"We invite other companies to join us as we work to keep our communities healthy and safe," the tech firms said on Monday.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg went a step forward, saying if need be, the social networking platform would remove misinformation from politicians, celebrities and even from private groups.
The number of cases worldwide have surpassed 150,000, with over 6,000 deaths.
Several European nations have enacted country-wide lockdowns, including France, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands and Ireland.
The US death toll climbed to at least 81, with 25 of those deaths being reported from Kirkland, Washington.